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Many animals like the protection and shelter of rock caves for homes. A cave can provide shelter from the sun on hot days. It can also provide shelter from the wind and cold. Some caves can even provide protection from larger predators. Read on to see which animals like to live in caves.

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Tiger

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Tiger
Tiger's Cave

Tigers are the largest member of the cat family. There are many types of tigers mostly living in southern continents such as Asia.

They like to live in mountainous regions where caves provide shelter from the heat.

   

Bear

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Bear
Grizzly Bear

Bears are large mammals that live in many areas of the world, including North America, Europe and Asia.

Some bears, like the brown bear, like to live in mountainous areas where caves provide a good shelter.

   

Fish, Crab, Sea Urchin, and Morey Eel

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Eel
Eel

Many sea animals also like to live in caves. Animals such as the crab and sea urchin bury themselves among the rocks.

The morey eel likes to live in small holes or crevices in a coral reef. They hide in these holes, and quickly emerge to grab a passing fish for food.

   

Bat

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Bat
Bat

There are many types of bats living mostly in warm climates. Bats are the only mammals that can fly. Bats sleep during the day, and come out at night in search of food. Bats use echolocation, the ability to listen to sounds bouncing off objects, to help guide them in the dark and to find food.

Many bats live in caves where they are sheltered from light during the day. They hang upside down hooking their feet into cracks in the roof of a cave or in a hollow tree.

   

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